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[ gunshots ]. >> horrible situation. very, very rough day in egypt. joining us now our man in cairo and joins us by phone a member of the opposition a self-described moderate e el hawarwy and arab analyst robin wright at the woodro wilson center. in cairo, many on both sides dead or wounded and squares of churches burned. what's the latest you're seeing on the ground? >> reporter: well certainly a terrible situation on the ground, especially at downtown cai cairo. what happened as you said they called this the day of rage. the muslim brotherhood and aphysical uaaf affiliated organizations were supported to go to the square and when they reached, clashes started and live fires was used. the egyptian government said there were armed people among the protesters and opened fire. the morsi supporters said the government forces opened fire first, but the clashes went on for a long time. there are a lot of people killed. we're getting information, also, from mosques in that area that there are dead bodies in the mosques and one mosque in that square where apparently a thousand people are still trapp
a worldwide travel alert for all u.s. citizens. it is taking the extraordinary precaution of closing 21 embassies and consulates across the middle east and africa. what are you finding out? >> credible and serious, it goes beyond that. u.s. officials telling us this is more, more than the normal stream of chatter they get about potential attacks. they have been following a stream for months now in yemen. in the last few days it grew. it became more mature, in their words. more specificity. that has led to the state department taking the action of shutting down the embassies across the region. there is particular concern about the u.s. embassy in yemen through about next tuesday. concerns about all u.s. embassies across the region. we are coming to a series of holy day as the islamic month of ramadan ends. they believe tensions will be rising. there is some difference of opinion within the u.s. intelligence community how much of this is just about yemen and how much is about the region as a whole, but no difference that it is very serious. >> the 3rd and 6th of august. those are critical
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ahead. president obama has also been in close touch with teeders ---door key leader us of our allies. make no mistake, president obama believes there mississippi be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. thank you. >> i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. just heard secretary of said john kerry giving his first accounts of the crisis in syria. the secretary delivers litany of what they believe is the proof that chemical weapons were used in syria. as important as what he laid out is what when he did not lay out, is a time line of dealing with syria, going after the regimes. what the did lay out there have to be consequences for any action, any chemical weapon used and said the president at some point in time will decide what to do but made it very, very clear the secretary of state believes there will be some type of action used against sirra, but keep in mind, we have u.n. inspectors on the ground, and seemed to indicate that
>>> and that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts right now. tonight, breaking news. president obama says there's no doubt chemical weapons were used in syria or that the syrian regime used them. the question now, what is he going to do about it? we'll take a hard look at the tough choices. >>> also tonight, they've run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst. raising tens of millions they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. now finally they're talking. their claim and how it adds up. we're keeping them honest. >>> later president obama stands where dr. king stood 50 years ago and speaks to the courage that carried them to washington. we'll speak to maya angelou. >>> we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama tonight not saying if or when, but clearly making the case for a limited strike on syria. not, however, to take down the assad regime, only to punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke today with pbs who asked him the key question right off the bat. >> how close are you to authorizing a militar
that's all for us tonight. "anderson cooper starts right now." >>> breaking news, president obama says there is no doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria or the syrian regime used them. the question now, what will he do about it? we will look at the tough choices. they have run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst, raising tens of millions, they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. finally they are talking. their claim and how it adds up. we are keeping them honest. >>> later, president obama stands where dr. king stood a half century ago and speaks of courage. we will speak to maya angelou who is and was part of that struggle and she is joining me tonight. we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama not saying if or when but making the case for a limited strike on syria. not to take down the assad regime but punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke to gwen eiffel and judy woodruff who asked him the question off the bat. >> how close are you to using a military strike and can you assure the american peo
of me? >> next time. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us the next hour. okay. when japanese pilots turned to kamikaze attacks in world war 2 it was meant to not be only effective in a direct sense, but also terrifying. the piloted aircraft used as a missile could obviously do great direct damage to whatever it hit. the psychological effect of being up against an enemy who would do that, a military that would expect its own men to deliberately kill themselves, was also just meant to terrorize, to make their enemies believe there was nothing they wouldn't do, no elevenlengths t would not go to. when iran and iraq went to war with each other in 1980, a war that stretched on almost a full te decade, the iranian side used masses of human beings to clear mindfields, to walk out into mined areas, setting off the mines. they used swarms of humans auofn unarmed, untrained young boys to swarm over armed enemy positions. it was the human wave tactic. it was effective in direct terms by distracting and overwhelming the enemy and soaking up their munitions. it was effective psychological
for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do this? and he's putting on a brave face but is a-rod just hours away from a baseball suspension or worse, an outright ban? plus, meet the newest team member heading to the international space station. it could make big changes of how astronauts live in space. those stories and much ahead. it's a day when something happening in sports is making big newses. right now, we are hearing that new york yankee superstar alex rodriguez will be suspended effective this season and all of the next. a formal announcement isn't made yet. the source is "tous au.s. today" they're reporting that a-rod can't talk about a settlement. on the phone with me, andy sholes of "the bleacher report." if the report is true, that meaning 215-game suspension for a-rod, does that mean no lifetime
with us the next hour. you might remember back in april, it was a really weird day on the stock market where the market took a huge sudden tumble, but it wasn't for any market-related reason. may have stuck in your mind what happened that day back in april because that was the day the stock market dove because of a tweet. a false tweet which said that president obama had been injured. >> it all began about 1:07 this afternoon. with this tweet from "associated press." "breaking, two explosions in the white house, and barack obama is injured." the message went to "ap's" 1.9 million twitter followers and spread like a virus. re-tweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. but it was a fake. "ap's "account had been hacked. >> it partly explains the unusual activity in the dow. >> the dow began plunging, and within three minutes, dropped more than 140 points. >> you looked around the floor. you saw people running. you saw people upset. not sure what was going on. just watching this market trade lower. >> automatic trading programs kicked in. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these
hypocritically going to church every sunday, coming home to torture us? >> why the state department is shutting down dozens of american embassies. >>> plus, russia takes edward snowden out of limbo. >>> what anthony weiner has to say about his sexting alias. >>> and robin thicke stars on late night. >>> good morning, i'm betty ngyuen. >>> dramatic moments in an ohio courtroom when a home held against her will for a decade comes face-to-face with her kidnapper. nbc's jay gray was there. >> reporter: wiping away tears, michelle knight for the first time since her escape shared the same room for the man that held her captive and terrorized her for more than a decade. >> i wasn't armed. you will die a little every day and you think about the 11 years and atrocities you inflicted on us. >> daily physical, mental and emotional abuse, outlined for the first time today by prosecutors who showed the inside of what they call ariel castro's house of horrors, where knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus were violently assaulted starved and chained so they couldn't leave. now it's castro who is shackled so h
you. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. there is a lot going on in the news today. >>> we're going to start here in new york city where the united nations has today called an emergency session to convene the security council of the u.n. on an emergency basis late today to respond to what looks like it may have been the largest chemical weapons attack in the world since saddam hussein gassed his own people back in 1988. and looks like is the key phrase here. it's hard to prove. it is hard to tell conclusively when chemical weapons have been used especially if you are trying to tell from a distance. in that iraq case it took four years for experts to confirm that chemical weapons were, in fact, used then. physicians for human rights is one of the first groups to get into the site. they collected soil samples and tested them. the soil samples did show trace evidence of the elements that sarin gas breaks down into over time. and with those soil samples they were able to conclude that saddam hussein had used sarin and also mustard gas, like from wor
. "happening now" starts right now >> brand new stories and breaking news. jon: big questions how the u.s. will handle the growing crisis in syria. u.s. navy destroyer heading toward the eastern mediterranean. that will bring total of the destroyers to five. one of america's closest allies says a military strike is not says a military strike is not . >>> one recalling the obamacare process a train wreck. >>> sometimes you need the burger fast. could a strike get between you and your big mack today? emac has the answer. e its is "happening now." 10. jon: good morning to you the white house is working to bolster case on syria. there could be days before there is any action. hello, i'm jon scott. >> jon, great to be with you. i'm alisyn camerota in for jenna today. u.s. officials gather intelligence to justify military action against the assad regime. jon: just yesterday president obama said there is no doubt the syrian government carried out last week's chemical attack killing hundreds of people. he added, he has not made a decision yet on authorizing a strike. u.n. inspectors are collectin
joins us this morning. good morning lincoln. > >good morning. > >the nasdaq notched higher yesterday. will there be follow through today or will it be a selloff? > >it looks like of the three major markets it's the most perky as we've gone through the august doldrums. technology is still a very growth oriented part of this market and investors are looking for that growth portion of the market at this stage of the game. so that market itself finds a bid. > >you see reasons for that to rally. what about gold? there's been a rally in that market as well. > >breaking out of a trading range that its been in for the last six months. pushing all kinds of gold and commodity related instruments down, in particular, the gdx---the gold miners now breaking above 1300 for the first time in some while. dragging a lot of those long supressed parts of the market back up with it. > >it's an options expiration week and yet i'm sensing a lot of traders are on vacation this week. > > [laugh not just a lot of traders here in chicago but in new york and as you know most of europe has been on vacation for
overseas. rebel spokesmen in syria say the brutal regime led by bashar assad has used chemical weapons in a major attack. the casualties could be in the hundreds. right now any use of chemical weapons is unconfirmed, however, by nbc news. >>> meantime, in egypt hosni mubarak, the man a nation pushed out of power during the air ran spring, could leave his prison cell as early as tomorrow. >> of course, he still faces murder charges. this is a momentary release for him. richard engel is live in cairo. richard, it's great to have you on. i'm still impressed by the fact that there's this apparent freedom for president mubarak forward. do people have a sense that he's out or that he's getting a breather as he faces the worse prosecution to come? >> reporter: i think many people in this country are concerned that his release -- he's not been released yet. that could come either very late tonight or perhaps tomorrow. it's a sign that the old regime is coming back. it was just over a month ago that the military intervened, throughout the muslim brotherhood president, mohammed morsi who himself
are in the cnn "newsroom." thank you for joining us. news reported first here on cnn about syria. syria is agreeing to allow u.n. inspectors to the full site suspected of a chemical attack. many people that died were women and children. the syrian government continues to deny its forces used chemical weapons and yet another sign the u.s. is moving closer to involvement in syria, two key members of congressional foreign affairs committees from both sides of the aisle say they expect the united states to strike syria following the reports of chemical weapons attacks. the pentagon has already sent four warships with cruise missiles to the region. meanwhile, rush why's ministry of foreign affairs is warning against jumping to conclusions on chemical weapons before the u.n. investigation is complete. so let me bring in cnn's pentagon correspondent chris lawrence in washington and cnn's frederi frederick pleitgen. when can we expect to see the inspectors at the suspected chemical attack site? >> reporter: the u.n. is saying they'll head to the site tomorrow. they didn't tell us what time tomo
. >> 50 years later, extraordinary. of course, also extraordinary events ahead of us. unfortunately, perhaps, our nation called into conflict again in the coming days. we'll talk about syria in a minute. we look back at this speech and rank this speech probably as one of the greatest in american history. it's easy to forget 50 years later that a lot of people didn't want martin luther king to deliver this speech including jfk who tried to get him to call the civil rights march and speech off. he refused and kennedy was left with no option but to support this speech and the rest, as they say, is history. >> it is. president kennedy watched the speech being carried live on the three television networks. his remark after it was finished was he is damn good. one master of oratory understood it. i would argue that what dr. king said today 50 years ago was the most important piece of american oratory from the gettysburg address through our own time. it redefined what it meant to be an american. it carried forward what jefferson started and what lincoln ratified and what king was urging us
't call it a coup, he didn't pull u.s. aid dollars even ignoring a reporter-shouted question about it. the white house isn't doing enough. can the u.s. attorney its back on egypt, a nation that is corner stone for middle east peace. we have ayman mohyeldin on the ground. and we have washington post correspondent matt miller. ayman, let's start with you. things are quieter today than they were why i had. we'll start with you. this is far from over, isn't it? >> reporter: you're absolutely correct, abby. to give you a sense how drastic the situation is changing in egypt, on the day where 15 people are killed you get a sense that it's relatively calm compared to what it was yesterday. we say 15 given some of the casualties we've been hearing. now there have been reports across the country of violence. we'll start off here in cairo where supporters of the ousted president carried out an attack on one of the government municipalitiy buildings here. the supporters of the ousted president attacked a government building using molotov cocktails. police had to intervene using tear gas. they iss
. thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. okay. this is laura poitress, an american filmmaker. she won a mccarther genius award last year. miss poitress makes documentaries. her first one was columbus, ohio, about gentryification in columbus, ohio. she's been working on a trilogy about the war in terror, starting with a documentary about life in iraq under u.s. control during the u.s. war in iraq. the second part tells the story of two men from yemen including one who was a driver for osama bin laden. miss potress is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about u.s. surveillance of phone calls and e-mails and so on since 9/11. she posted a bit of that one last year on "the new york times" website. >> build social networks for everybody. that turns into the graph then you index all that data to that graph which means you can pull out a community, that that gives you an outline of the life of everybody in the community. and if you carry it over time from 2001 up, you have that ten years worth of their life that you can lay out in a timeline that involves
for a strike. u.s. secretary of state john kerry and president barack obama making the case to take action yesterday. we're covering every angle of the crisis in syria. barbara starr at the pentagon, jill dougherty at the white house, nick payton wash at the united nations in new york and fred pleitgen joining us from beirut, lebanon. let's begin at the pentagon. barbara, what moves has the military already made to get in place for any possible strikes? >> well, fred, by all accounts everything is in place. it's simply awaiting a decision from the president to execute an order to strike. there are still five u.s. navy warships in the eastern mediterranean, about 40 tomahawk cruise missiles on each of them. these are very precise weapons guided to their preplanned targets by satellite coordinates, 1,000-pound warheads on them, so very lethal. the target list, by all accounts, will include command and control centers, regime elements, weapons delivery systems areas, that sort of thing. anything they can get after that they can tie to potential chemical weapons attack or the regime itself and
. >> but when pressed about the $1.3 billion in aid the u.s. gives to egypt, a white house spokesman did not indicate any change in policy. >> we're going to continue to be in conversations with our counterparts there. and over the course of time, we're going to continue to review our assistance and we're going to make a decision about that assistance based on the best interest of american national security and best interest for stability in the region. >> but as the death toll is rising, the pressure was mounting. this morning, editorial boards for both "the new york times" and washington post write it's time to cut off aid. we'll ask congressman ted deutsche about that and get the latest from egypt. let's start with kristin welker in martha's vineyard with the president. any indication what we'll hear from the president this morning? >> well, i think you will here president obama continue to condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms, sort of reiterating what secretary of state john kerry came out and said yesterday. i don't expect that he will announce a major shift in u.s.
there's a survey of the top female economists in the u.s. to see who they support. find out what they say. we'll see you back here next weekend. have a great weekend. >>> hello, everyone. a look at the top stories this hour in the "cnn newsroom." u.s. embassies and consulates are locked tight today. fear of a terror attack has them on high alert. americans are urged to stay vigilant. >>> people on venice beach in california on the board walk there ran for their lives as a hit and run driver swerved in to the crowd. a woman on her honeymoon was killed. the driver now under arrest. and breaking news about a-rod's future in major league baseball. all linked to a doping scandal. >>> and more on that breaking news right now in major league baseball. the steroid investigation, "usa today" is reporting yankees third baseman alex rodriguez will be suspended through the 2014 season. that suspension comes tomorrow. the paper also says a-rod will appeal that suspension. that appeal would leave him eligible to play tomorrow night in the yankees game against the white sox. let's bring in andy
in for brooke baldwin. the world waits as there is a strike on syria. president bashar al assad accused of using chemical warfare on his own people. the next questions, exactly how and when? today defense secretary chuck hagel told the bbc that the u.s. is ready to go. if president obama orders an attack on syria. >> well, as i said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, i think president oulan, our allies, partners, leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts, let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action on no action. >> but if they were to come, you're ready to go? >> we're ready to go like that. >> much of the speculation over syria's use of chemical weapons as secretary of state john kerry took the podium at the state department. kerry said he has little doubt that the man he himself sat down with for a meeting in 2009 is responsible for the, quote, indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of
: anna, one of the most unusual aspects of the u.s. deciding to close so many embassies and consulates was that it came with a specific date attached, sunday. now that action is closely watched to see if there will be a terrorist reaction. >> out of an abundance of caution. >> first the warnings. now the waiting. u.s. embassies and consulates across the middle east, north africa and south asia are closed sunday in case terrorist threats turn into attacks. the move came after officials picked up incleasing chatter from al qaeda in yemen where multiple sources tell cnn an attack planned could be in its final stages. >> well, these numbers are so big that i can't go into them other than the fact that there definitely is planned a very enormous attack, a catastrophic type attack. that's probably the best way to describe it, and i can't really go any further than that. >> the threat is considered credible though ambiguous. it could target u.s. or western targets all across the region, though yemen is getting particular attention. with security around the u.s. embassy there even tighter than
. great to have you with us. i'm jenna lee. welcome to "happening now." >> i'm gregg jarrett in for jon scott. the man suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old hannah anderson, james lee dimaggio, shot dead after a highly specialized fbi team tracks them down in very remote wilderness preserve. they were first spotted last week by a pair of horse riders saying the pair seemed out of place. instinctively they knew something wasn't right. >> she was kind of had a scared look on her face when i first come up the trail. we didn't know if it was from the horses or what. but then when i turned and talked to him a little bit, i just, just had a gut feeling about him. jenna: thank fully for that gut feeling. something changed. they didn't make the connection until they returned home and saw the girl's photos on the news. our will carr is live in boise, idaho, with the very latest on this. so, will, exactly where did those witnesses run into dimaggio and hannah? >> reporter: well, good morning, jenna. they tell us that they ran into them in a very isolated area that had very rough terrain. in fact th
used in syria. now the question on everyone's mind is whether the u.s. is on the eve of another war. >>> also tonight, what happens when a right wing fringe congressman says something patently false and the world takes him seriously? >>> plus, donald trump has a giant lawsuit on his hands over accusations that he scammed thousands of people all over the country. we'll talk to someone who said she was duped out of over $10,000. those stories are ahead. >>> we begin tonight on the doorstep of another war in the middle east. as secretary of state john kerry responded in the strongest terms to last week's evident chemical weapons attack by the syrian government on its own people. >> the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. the reported number of victims, the reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, the firsthand accounts from humanitarian organizations on the ground like doctors without borders, and the syria human rights commission, these all strongly indicate that ever
was convicted in one of the largest leaks of u.s. secrets in history. in texas the accused fort hood shooter rests his case without calling any witnesses to testify on his behalf. nidal hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens at the military base in 2009. he could face the death penalty. we have live reports on both of these cases coming up. but first, brand new stories and breaking news. >> she was taken against her will by a suspected killer and family friend. now a request for this kidnapped teenager to give a dna sample. who is asking for this very personal information? >>> also, is it safe to go into the woods if you're end of summer plans take you outside. you better beware. our medical experts on the rising signs of ticks. >>> video of an unbelievable crash. it is all "happening now." jon: and we begin with this today. just how massive is the government's snooping program? a new report says probably more than you might think. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. heather: a whole lot more. i'm heather childers in for jenna lee. the answer to that, 75%. that is how much
. thank you both for being with me on this historic occasion. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> let me start with you, martin. tomorrow we are having the continuation march that you and i have spearheaded saying that we must combat today's ills and what remains. but let's go back 50 years ago. your father made a speech that has been called one of the great orations in american history. and yet to him -- to you he was just dad. and you continuing to fight in his tradition, what does it mean for you to be here where your father literally changed history? >> well, rev, what it means to me is that while we reflect, recognize what he and his team -- dr. lowrie being one of those -- was to transform this nation in a most positive way so that people -- he took the words interestingly enough, the words of our history and really made poetic music out of it. it was quite remarkable. that's the positive side. the challenge and opportunities that exist today in a sense state that in many senses we've made individual progress, but collective progress we haven't made enough of. when we lo
's going to last, you love this, two days. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. have a safe and happy labor day weekend. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. u.n. inspectors tonight are preparing to leave syria in anticipation of an imminent strike by forces of the united states. a strike which seems all but assured after the secretary of state john kerry came before the nation today with a stunningly aggressive case for military intervention in syria. he began what he called facts about the chemical weapons attack that took place near damascus last week. >> we know that for three days before the attack, the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations. we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. the united states government now knows that at least 1,429 syrians were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children. we know that a senior regime official who knew about the attack confirmed that chemical weapons w
. ♪ ♪ >> laura: hello, everyone. i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. why duck dynasty is a winner. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you have heard about a and e's reality show the mega hit duck dynasty. the series follows a wildly successful family-run company in louisiana that manufactures duck calls. on wednesday, the show's fourth season premier shattered cable tv records for reality shows 11.8 million people tuned in. half of those in the critical 18 to 49 demographic. the show also lights up social media and it has its own hugely popular product line. what explains the success? what's the allure of watching a bunch of long-haired rednecks sitting around teasing each other talking about their business, relationships and family lives? there is no nudity. pretty much no foul language. and no celebrity drop-byes. first, this is my theory. the duck dynasty characters are genuinely funny, but it's not always the obvious slapstick stuff. the dialogue can be really ironic, to
. i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" we are told that a u.s. military response in syria is imminent. the u.s. defense secretary says the military is ready to strike. syria's foreign minister says his country is ready to defend itself. what will happen and when? that's coming up in a moment. >>> also tonight, summer vacation is wrapping up for congress, so they're revving up the obstruction machine for a triumphant return to washington in the never-ending west to defund and destroy obama care. >>> plus a texas megachurch where ministers push faith healing over vaccinations is now at the epicenter of a measles outbreak. why science is being ignored and kids are now paying the price. all that ahead. >>> but we begin tonight with the drumbeat for u.s. military strikes against syria. in just the last 24 hours since we last talked to you, a consensus among the united states and its allies has hardened remarkably quickly and it is apparent there will be military action against syria possibly by the end of the week. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical wea
that could threaten us that they are held accountable. >> so it is a matter of time, and can the country afford to intervene in syria? plus the jury calls the ft. hood shooter to get the death penalty. why tavis smiley said if martin luther king were alive today he may have words of criticism for president obama. >>> and this about hannah anderson. >> i remember vividly telling my brother she's trouble. she's going to -- i said you need to watch for that one. she's trouble. it wanz encounter and we ask star jones what she thought of that and mom versus miley. the mom who warns let miley cyrus be a lesson for you. we begin with the deepening crisis in syria and what the white house intends to do about it. one of the only western reporters in syria is with us tonight. fred, mounting tension in syria and around the world as everyone braces itself for what is now seen as an inevitable military strike. how would you describe the atmosphere in damascus. >> it is an eerie atmosphere at this hour. one thing we have been hearing from reports, we haven't been able to confirm yet but the syrian mil
thousands injured, the u.s. and international community are still awaiting their response. the u.n. security council failed to reach an agreed yesterday on a draft resolution that would authorize military action in sear yarks but tyri syria. yesterday president obama said he had not yet made a decision about whether on-to-conduct a military strike in sear yarks but he did make the case for limited strikes and said the u.s. had concluded that the syrian government was in fact responsible for the attacks. the president also made clear that the syrian government would face consequences. >> i think it's important that if in fact we make a choice to have repercussions per the use of chemical weapons, then the assad regime involved in a civil war trying to protect itself will have received a pretty strong signal that in fact it better not do it again. >> although defense secretary chuck hagel has said the u.s. military is ready for action. last night hagel told reporters that if any action would be taken against syria, it would be an international collaboration. the white house has said it will re
capehart in for toure. the state department takes extrord mare measures, so what are the rest of us supposed to think? >>> how much of the administration's response been influenced by public opinion? and is this the new moral. >>> it's no surprise who tops the new poll of america's hottest politicians. chris christie. >> how? >> but here's what caught us. which party is bringing that heat? >>> "sports illustrated" and the most beautiful face of socialism, olympic gold medalist, katarina vit. big names and big news right now in "the cycle." >>> we start at my insistence on the baseball diamond. okay, let's be honest. it was more of a group effort by krystal. any minute now, major league baseball is expected to announce the suspensions of more than a dozen players for a combined total of more than 800 games. the biggest name on the list, alex rodriguez, who will likely be punched out by the mlb for 214 games. but the story doesn't end there. it appears a-rod will appeal his suspension, allowing him to continue playing during that process. that means we're probably in for an extra inni
red sox, it went for $70 million, which is less than 7% of its price in 1993. used to be that the newspapers were the big solid businesses that would buy up comparably wobbly baseball teams. the "chicago tribune" newspaper bought the chicago cubs in 1981 but now it's the baseball teams that buy the wobbly major daily newspapers. if you put the worth of the red sox up against the price paid for the boston globe, it's not just that the team owner for the red sox could buy the boston globe, it's that he could easily buy it five times over, ten times over, 15 times over. or if it was a news magazine you were after, even you could buy an infinite number of major news magazines since you're getting close to dividing by zero when you're talking about major news magazines. "newsweek" was sold for one blessed dollar in 2010 for a man who promptly died in 2011. when news broke this weekend it had been sold again, the terms of the sale were not disclosed. do they really need to be? do you think it was more than a dollar this time or less than a dollar? there have been rumbling
as the president now considers military action to punish the regime for the worse use of chemicals in two decades. >> the united states is looking at all options regarding the situation in syria. >> president obama and secretary of state kerry are urgently reaching out to partners in europe and the arab world rallying a coalition for a military response. >> i do think the administration feels like that there's no question chemicals were used. i think they're rallying support around our nato aallies and hopefully come to congress for an authorization when we get back. >> we cannot in the 21st century allow the idea that chemical weapons can be used with impunity, that people can be killed in this way and that there are no consequences for it. and so we believe it's very important that there is a strong response. >> and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. . >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last. >> over the weekend thousands walked in the footsteps of those civil rights pioneers. heros from 50 years ago and all this week, we'll be bringing
the last laugh? hey, that's it for us. "early start" begins now. >>> chemical weapons attack the u.s. the syrian government slaughtered hundreds of its people. did u.n. inspectors find proof of the attack? we are live. >>> burning out of control, a wildfire in and around yosemite national park spreading. how fast the flames are moving in the up hill battle facing firefighters. >>> the man acquitted of murdering unarmed teenager, trayvon martin wants the state of florida to pay up. why he thinks it state owes him big bucks. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm michaela pereira. >> it's nice to have you with us on this tuesday. >>> the world is asking what to do about last week's deadly chemical attack on the suburbs of damascus. the obama administration is making it clear they believe chemical weapons were used and blames the assad regime as u.n. inspectors continue to look into the attack and who may be behind it. fred is the only reporter in damascus. he joins us live this morning. what are inspectors planning to do today and what is the government saying? >> reporter: hi,
>>> we ran out of time for the "ridicu-list" tonight. that does it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. have a great day. >>> inside the massacre, our cameras take you to a town where the syrian government is believed to have poisoned their people. we're live. >>> california on fire, one of the largest wildfire the state has ever seen. continuing to burn this morning. hundreds of miles charred, hopes destroyed. residents evacuated. we'll show you where the flames are heading. >>> and the "the new york times" attacked. hackers take the newspaper offline. so could the syrian government be targeting american media. >> good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm michaela pereira. >> and i'm pamela brown. >> we begin awaiting word from the obama administration on what it plans to do in the wake of deadly chemical attacks outside of damascus. the white house insisting there will be a response, but a decision has not yet been made. frederik pleitgen is the only western television journalist inside the capital. he's been to one area where he said chemical weapons were
? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not whether they are responsible, it's what is the he appropriate response to this clear violation of international norms. >> reporter: but to ... >> we are basically saying you are stay in power. this is the same president that two years ago said that bashar al-asaad must leave office. so where is america's credibility? >> reporter: the white house says the administration intends to declassify and release intelligence information. why the white house believes it was a chemical attack. bill: will he seek congressional author
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